Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Huntsville to launch $10 million Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express and Suites is officially launching its 109-room motel on Thursday morning in Huntsville.
Located at 2600 Old Fairway Road behind the Kroger store, the $10 million hotel will replace the old location at University Drive, according to a report from Al.com.
The four-floor hotel includes a fitness room, outdoor pool and a board room.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m.
Rates at the hotel are from $129 to $159 per night.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:05:00 AM
Nike Golf Unveils New `Vapor Irons’ (Video)
Nike Golf Unveils New `Vapor Irons’ (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:02:00 AM
Alabama fashion designer launches gulf seafood T-shirt series
Alabama-based fashion designer Billy Reid has partnered with Alabama Gulf Seafood to produce a new T-shirt series featuring three different seafood designs.
The shirts, designed by Reid, will include images and words associated with gulf seafood, according to a release from Alabama Gulf Seafood. The shirts will have a retail price of $56, the release said, and proceeds will go to the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation.
Reid originally partnered with Alabama Gulf Seafoo...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM
Steris Corp. to bring 200 new jobs to Alabama
More jobs are slated to come to the Magic City after the Ohio-based Steris Corporation announced that it would purchase the former headquarters of U.S. Pipe.
The building is located off of 1 st Avenue North, according to WBRC, and is part of the overall $175 million business deal, which also includes Integrated Medical Systems, located behind the U.S. Pipe building.
Steris is a national competitor in the production and sale of infection prevention and surgical products, according to the...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM
Alabama ranked one of the most honest states
Alabama has been ranked as one of the most honest states in the U.S., after the results were presented of a social experiment conducted by a drink company.
Honest Tea, an organic beverage company, recently set up unmanned drink kiosks in cities around the country, offering their drinks for $1 each on the honor system, according to a release from the company. Those conducting the study found that, generally, 95 percent of Americans were honest. This is an increase from the 92 percent calcula...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Alabama Theatre to host 'Paula Deen Live!'
Paula Deen Ventures and Springer Mountain Farms announced that Birmingham would be a stop on the schedule of the southern cook’s new live television show.
“Paula Deen Live!” is a 90-minute show that is an interactive culinary experience for those in attendance, according to a release from PDV. The live performance in Birmingham is set to take place on Sept. 16 at the Alabama Theatre. The show will include Deen making her favorite seasonal dishes while interacting with fans and playing vario...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Wells Fargo launches Startup Accelerator program
Wells Fargo, the third largest bank in Birmingham , began accepting applications Wednesday from young companies with financial services technology to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program, which includes an equity investment from the bank.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will take applications from startups through Oct. 1.
The program includes a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud and other fields that c...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:08:00 PM
Alabama biz taxes account for 47.5% of all state and local taxes
Alabama businesses paid $7.2 billion in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2013, according to an annual study prepared by Ernst & Young LLP in conjunction with the Council On State Taxation.
That represented an 1.8 percent increase from the previous fiscal year, giving it the ninth lowest state and local business tax growth in the U.S.
The state and local business tax estimates presented in the study reflect tax collections from August 2012 through September 2013.
Of the $7.2 billio...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:24:00 PM
Which Bham companies made the Inc. 5000?
A number of Birmingham companies were listed on Inc.'s 5,000 fastest growing companies list, which ranked companies from around the country based on their recent three-year growth and generated revenue. Here's a list of the Birmingham companies along with others around Alabama that were included.
No. 246 Spartan Value Investors: +1,886 percent three-year growth, $3.4 million revenue No. 1,142 F.L.E.R.T: +386 perent three-year growth, $3.3 million revenue No. 1,191 Two Maids & A Mop: +368 p...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:43:00 PM
Report: Bham drivers losing money because of road conditions
The average Birmingham driver loses roughly $1,600 a year because of congested and deteriorating roads, according to a recent report.
TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released their report, “Alabama Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility,” on Wednesday morning.
The report provides information on road and bridge conditions, economic development, highway safety and state transportation fundi...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:32:00 PM
Burr & Forman expands Mobile office
Burr & Forman LLP has expanded its Mobile office to strengthen its manufacturing legal services, the firm announced this week.
The regional firm has added three attorneys - Jason B. Nimmer, Warren C. Matthews and Kathryn M. Willis, in an effort to support the area’s growing manufacturing industry.
“The addition of these attorneys to the Mobile office improves our ability to provide the best legal service for existing and prospective manufacturing companies in the area,” said Lee Thuston,...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:52:00 AM
Birmingham's NBC affiliate acquired by Hearst Corporation
New York-based mass media company Hearst Corporation has acquired Birmingham's NBC affiliate WVTM-TV channel 13.
“This acquisition fits perfectly with Hearst Television’s portfolio of Southeast television stations,” said Heart Corp. CEO Jordan Wertlieb. “We continue to evaluate strategic opportunities to strengthen our station group by adding stations that serve their communities with news and local programming in growth markets.”
This is the second Birmingham television station to recen...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:33:00 AM
BBJ opens 2015 Top 40 Under 40 nominations
The Birmingham Business Journal is now accepting nominations for our most popular award of the year: Our Top 40 Under 40.
These awards recognize the top up-and-coming executives in the Magic City, and have become a coveted distinction for young professionals in metro Birmingham.
Nominations for our 2015 Top 40 Under 40 are now open. The deadline is Nov. 12. If you know a talented executive who is making waves in the business world before his or her 40th birthday, nominate them here.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:08:00 AM
Baxter International adding 200 new jobs in Opelika by 2016
Baxter International Inc. recently announced plans to expand its dialyzer manufacturing facility in Opelika, Ala., to be able to keep up with a global need for the component used in hemodialysis therapy.
The company will invest $300 million into the site, according to a release from the company, which will translate into a 230,000 square feet expansion with added production lines. The release also stated that the Opelika site currently employs around 170 workers, and the company announced t...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:08:00 AM
Southside's secret weapon: Get to know SRI CEO Art Tipton
Just south of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus sits one of the city’s most mysterious economic powerhouses. It’s a sprawling campus that includes its own castle and research projects ranging from drug development to air defense projects for the federal government.
There’s a lot that happens on the Southern Research Institute campus that many in Birmingham don’t even know about.
But Art Tipton does. The 25-year veteran of the biotech and life sciences industry has worked for...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:39:00 AM
Top of the List: Birmingham's largest ad agencies
They say image is everything, and in this week's edition, we highlighted companies that are shaping the images of businesses both in Birmingham and abroad in our annual List of the Magic City's largest advertising agencies.
Our List was ranked by the number of full-time local employees.
Here are the top five on the List:
Luckie & Co. - 140 employees Intermark Group Inc. - 124 employees Martin Retail Group - 114 employees o2ideas - 68 employees Lewis Communications - 58 employees
Su...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:17:00 AM
Roberto Clemente Jr. to deliver keynote at Hispanic Business Council event
Former Major League Baseball player and sportscaster Roberto Clemente Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the Birmingham Business Alliance's Hispanic Business Council's annual luncheon on September 12.
The BBA will host the event at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in the East Ballroom.
Clemente is the son of MLB Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente. The native of Puerto Rico played professional ball from 1984 until 1989 for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Balti...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:53:00 AM
How far does $100 go in Alabama?
The dollar can mean a lot of things to many people, but how effective is your $100 in relation to your geographical surroundings?
Recent data released by the Tax Foundation shows just how far $100 would go in all 50 states. Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis was used to construct an idea of housing prices along with goods and income tax.
Southerners maintained the advantage nationally, with Mississippi ranking at the top with $100 actually translating out to around $115.74. This m...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:35:00 AM
New grocery store chain to enter Bham market in 2015
Sprouts Farmers Market, a grocery store specializing in selling fresh, natural and organic foods, has announced that it will open its first Alabama location in the early 2015.
The Birmingham area store is expected to bring 100 new jobs into the community, according to a release from Sprouts Farmers Market. The company also plans to open six additional locations across the country. Currently, the company operates 180 stores in 10 states.
“The bright, open stores showcase fresh-baked good...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:33:00 AM
LIST: 8 things you should never do in a job interview
Etiquette in the workplace is essential to personal happiness, professional progress and for the sanity of those around you, but what about best practices when trying to get the job in the first place?
Inc Magazine recently released a list of 8 Things You Should Never Do In A Job Interview and while some of these concepts may seem like a no-brainers to many, there may still be others vying for jobs that will cost themselves the position by committing one of these offenses.
(1). Don’t sw...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:32:00 AM
Brasfield & Gorrie teaming with CEFA to address construction labor shortage
One of the main things weighing the construction industry down has been the growing labor shortage since the Great Recession.
Alabama has lost thousands of construction jobs, and contractors have repeatedly told me that one of the reasons was an exodus of skilled workers from the industry during the financial crisis.
The industry has launched several initiatives aimed at reversing the trend, including one upcoming event by Brasfield & Gorrie and the Construction Education Foundation of ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:04:00 PM
Uber's recent hire may signal revamped efforts in Birmingham
Although Uber has encountered some serious resistance from the Birmingham City Council and others around the country, the popular yet controversial company hasn't given up its efforts of breaking into the tougher markets.
Uber recently hired President Obama's 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe as its senior vice president of policy and strategy in an effort to overcome what Uber CEO Travis Kalanick calls "the Big Taxi cartel."
“We are in the middle of a political campaign and it turns...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:29:00 PM
Urban Home Market to open at Lee Branch
A Birmingham consignment business is spinning off a sister store that will open at Lee Branch this winter.
Urban Home Market will open between Hobby Lobby and Baumhower Wings in early December, said owner Kathy McMahon in an interview this week.
The store will occupy 16,600 square feet at the U.S. 280 shopping center and will serve as a sister store to McMahon's Renaissance Consignment & Marketplace.
“We believe we will bring a fresh energy to the area,” McMahon said. “There isn't a s...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:25:00 PM
Bayer adds former Colonial executive McNamee
Bayer Properties has hired one of the region's heavy hitters when it comes to commercial developments.
Charles McNamee, former senior vice president of commercial development and construction for Colonial Properties Trust joined Bayer recently in the role of senior vice president of development and construction.
With 35 years of experience in the field, McNamee brings a long resume of large developments, especially in the Birmingham region.
At Colonial Properties, McNamee oversaw the ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:51:00 PM
Hallman on the economics, funding for the dome
It's been nearly 20 years since Birmingham first started hearing about a dome.
Two decades and a recession later, talk is once again heating up about building a multipurpose facility to replace the aging Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and Legion Field.
Gene Hallman, president and CEO of Bruno Sporting Events, has been an advocate of a facilities upgrade from the beginning, but thanks to renewed support from local leaders, the project seems more real now than it ever has.
Mayo...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:46:00 PM
New York Life hiring 14 agents in Birmingham
New York Life is looking to add 14 agents to its Birmingham general office.
The company, which is the largest mutual life insurer in the U.S., currently has more than 40 agents in the metro area.
“The Birmingham general office has found success hiring individuals from various backgrounds, especially those seeking a career change,” said Norman M. Bryant, managing partner of the Birmingham general office. “Our agents can customize their career path to match their personal goals whether tha...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:25:00 PM
Birmingham Land Bank Authority fills final seats
The Birmingham Land Bank Authority has finally filled the seats and named the appointees to head the group tasked with managing Birmingham’s blight.
The City Council is expected to affirm Mayor William Bell and two other appointees to the Birmingham Land Bank Authority, according to a report from Al.com. Michael German, a field office director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Marshall Anderson of Birmingham-based architectural firm Design Initiative, were the ot...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:26:00 PM
Alabama makes list of top places for personal income growth
Alabama was selected as one of the best places for personal income growth, according to a report from our sister-publication Columbus Business First.
Alabama ranked No.11 on the list, which was compiled with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state achieved this ranking with a percentage growth of 1.17 percent from the last financial quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014.
Vermont and Washington topped the list with a tie, showing growth of 1.42 percent from the la...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:12:00 PM
How UAB is attacking AIDS (Video)
How UAB is attacking AIDS (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:55:00 AM
VIDEO: How UAB is attacking aids (Video)
VIDEO: How UAB is attacking aids (Video)
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Samford campaign meets $200M fundraising goal four months early
Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland said that the $200 million fundraising goal for the Campaign for Samford has been met more than four months before the campaign was scheduled to end.
Westmoreland said that 17,318 donors pledged a total of $200,155,265 as of Aug. 15. and that the fundraising effort was the largest in the school's history.
“This is a story, actually thousands of stories, of people who rallied to support an institution they cherish, at times when economic u...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:50:00 AM
Loan loss reserves rise for banks' commercial loans
Banks experienced a quarterly trend of increased reserves for commercial loans, while overall loan loss reserves declined in the second quarter, according to a report by SNL Financial.
Commercial loan reserves have climbed each quarter since the first quarter of 2013, but total reserves, including the aggregate for real estate, commercial, credit cards and other consumers, shrank during that same time period, SNL said.
Banks regularly set aside reserves to cover estimated losses in their...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:35:00 AM
LabCorp to cut 57 Birmingham jobs
LabCorp has plans to eliminate up to 57 jobs at its Birmingham office.
The company is a North Carolina-based company that specializes in clinical laboratory tests, which include esoteric testing, genomics and anatomic pathology.
According to a filing with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the reduction does not involve the closure of its Birmingham facility. The company's filing said the start date for the layoffs is Oct. 15.
Attempts by the BBJ to reach a LabC...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:22:00 AM
Remington cuts 105 jobs before opening Huntsville plant
While Alabama may be getting many new jobs from Remington Arms Co., the gun manufacturer will be cutting jobs in another state.
Remington Arms Co, who operates in Ilion, New York with around 2,000 employees, will be moving assembly line work for the Bushmaster rifle to Alabama, according to a report from the Albany Business Review. This will result in 105 employees being laid off, the report stated.
This move also comes in the wake of New York’s recently passed gun laws that many view a...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:18:00 AM
Birmingham's Most Admired Companies Survey
Below is the invitation-only survey we are asking you to complete to help us identify Birmingham's Most Admired Companies.
To get a cross-section of the Birmingham business community, we have invited members of several civic organizations, along with other select business leaders, to take the survey.
You can only vote once and duplicate votes will not be counted. Note: Including information on why you admire a company is appreciated, but not required. All responses are confidential and ar...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:11:00 AM
Report: Is your bank transparent with its checking account fees?
How transparent are the largest U.S. banks, which includes a few with a major presence in Birmingham, with regard to checking account fee information provided on their websites?
That’s what WalletHub asked and answered in its 2014 Checking Account Fee Transparency Report.
WalletHub analyzed checking accounts with an online application component from 25 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing banks, based on total asset volume as reported by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Each bank was s...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:04:00 AM
Millennials unplugged: What young professionals really think about Birmingham
In our ongoing series about Birmingham's perception among young professionals, we've touched on things they love – and the things they hate about the Magic City.
We've also touched on some key numbers from our extensive survey of millennials, and analyzed what they actually want from Birmingham. Now, it's time to hear directly from them.
Here are some of the most insightful quotes we gathered during our survey:
Question: What is Birmingham doing wrong?
"It's not a leader, it'...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:39:00 AM
VIDEO: Why Taco Bell Is Introducing a $1 Menu (Video)
VIDEO: Why Taco Bell Is Introducing a $1 Menu (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:08:00 AM
Pappadeaux seeks extension, eyes fall opening
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen will ask the Birmingham City Council this week for an extension on an agreement the city made with the popular restaurant chain last year.
Originally slated to open September 20, a spokesperson for the restaurant now says it will be between September 20 and October 20.
Charlie Beavers, a local attorney for the chain said construction is moving smoothly after a slow start, and the parent company, Pappas, is seeking some breathing room as it relates to the incent...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:02:00 AM
Gulf Coast to get 1,000 self-scheduled jobs with Event Operations Group
The Gulf Shores regional office of Event Operations Group is hoping that many will respond to their latest job openings.
Nearly 1,000 non-contract positions will be available for Gulf Coast residents, according to a report from Al.com, and will range from ushers and parking attendants to security and customer service. These employees, once hired, will have their information stored in a database, to then be able to make their own schedule according to their personal schedule.
As we repor...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Whole Foods developer gets three more months to build Huntsville location
The construction deadline for the first Whole Foods in Huntsville has been extended for three months.
The Huntsville City Council approved a revised contract last week that would move the deadline to Dec. 31, 2015, according to a report from Al.com. The Whole Foods store, which will be the first in North Alabama, will be constructed at the northeast corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Memorial Parkway in Huntsville.
The report cited that the new store could possibly generate an estimated $...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:58:00 AM
Lockheed Martin lands $125M THAAD contract
Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control was recently awarded a contract that could bring more manufacturing work to Alabama.
The $124 million contract, according to a report from Al.com, will cover delivery of ground launchers and related equipment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD. The report also said some of the production of these components will take place in Huntsville.
THAAD is a ground-based missile defense system used to counter ballistic strikes, a...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:58:00 AM
New event venue to open in Avondale
A new events venue is set to open this September in Avondale.
The Nest Birmingham will begin hosting events in the historic district on September 15.
Located at 130 41 st Street South, Suite 101, The Nest Birmingham is designed to host smaller, more intimate events.
“We intentionally designed the space for more intimate gatherings, said owner and creative director Kristen Farmer Hall in a release. “We want the space to feel comfortable, much like a home, with the benefits of a full-se...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 3:46:00 PM
Study: Online job ads enough for nearly half of bham's unemployed
The top 10 occupations with the most online advertisements posted for July in the Birmingham-Hoover metro mostly mirror the ones listed for the entire state, according new data from the Alabama Department of Labor.
ADOL’s Help Wanted Online Data Series, released monthly, are a measure of real-time labor demand captured through online job board ads resulting in a direct indication of hiring intent of the responding employers.
The occupation with the most demand in the metro was heavy and ...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 2:56:00 PM
AllSouth Appliance to take the place of Babies 'R' Us
A Birmingham-based appliance store will occupy the Homewood building that was home to the closing Babies 'R' Us.
AllSouth Appliance purchased the 30,000 square-foot building at 345 State Farm Parkway and will move in after Babies 'R' Us' September closure.
Bryan Holt of Southpace Properties represented the owner in the sale of the property.
Mark Byers of Cushman Wakefield EGS represented AllSouth Appliance.
Babies 'R' Us announced the impending closure of its lone Birmingham locati...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 2:24:00 PM
Council to vote on Negro Southern League museum adjacent to Regions Field
The Birmingham City Council plans to a vote on Tuesday to finance a baseball museum dedicated to the Negro Southern League that will neighbor Regions Field.
The NSL museum project is expected to cost $2.8 million, according to Tuesday’s agenda, which is money that the city will provide. The funding agreement will be in conjunction with Public Athletic, Cultural and Entertainment Facilities Board of the City of Birmingham, or PACE.
PACE will operate and manage the museum, according to th...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 2:14:00 PM
Trinity Medical Center not affected by CHS data breach
Trinity Medical Center has confirmed that none of its patient records were affected by the cypher attack on its parent company Community Health Systems.
Trinity spokesperson Leisha Harris said that patient records of Trinity and it's affiliated clinics were not compromised due to the attack.
CNN reported that 206 hospitals in 29 cities were listed as those being hit by the hackers, which experts say are operating in China. Birmingham is included on a CNN map that pinpoints the locations...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 2:02:00 PM
Vulcan acquires Oklahoma, Texas properties
Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Company has acquired properties in Oklahoma and Texas, positioning the company to better serve one of Texas' largest markets.
Vulcan announced this week the acquisition of one quarry in southern Oklahoma that has the capability of providing rail distribution into Texas, as well as two distribution yards in the Dallas metro area.
Martin Marietta Materials sold the properties to Vulcan for cash and real property, according to a release by Vulcan.
“Texas...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 12:50:00 PM
"Sizeable share" of new jobs predicted to be in low-wage sectors
Alabama employment numbers saw a slight bump from June 2013 to June 2014 with the addition of 5,200 jobs, according to data from the Center For Business and Economic Research.
The Center is based out of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama and releases economic outlooks and numbers for each financial quarter. Of the 5,200 new jobs around the state, 2,800 are in the goods producing sector and 2,400 are with service providing firms.
The quarterly report also p...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 11:51:00 AM
Five telling stats from our millennials survey about Birmingham
The Birmingham Business Journal recently completed a massive survey of young professionals to gauge their opinions on the Magic City.
Our survey gleaned responses from more than 150 young professionals online or in person. It revealed some things they love– and some things they don't care for– about Birmingham.
But the numbers in the survey also tell some key stories, as well. Here are five telling statistics from our survey of millennials and their feelings about Birmingham,.
1. Pl...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, August 18, 2014 11:43:00 AM
Leading an Evolution
Leading an Evolution
Coach Bill Clark Challenges the Blazers
By Cary Estes • Photo by Steve Wood Among the items on display in the office of new UAB head football coach Bill Clark is a quote given to him by his father, longtime Alabama high school coach Ragan Clark, who had received it from his own father: “What a man learns after he thinks he knows it all is what counts.” Bill Clark says the quote sums up his attitude throughout his nearly 25-year coaching career. “We never a...UAB Magazine at Friday, August 15, 2014 3:16:29 PM
Birmingham, Alabama Blizzard of 1993
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San Francisco Elections Promise $15 Minimum Wage
San Francisco is known to have the highest wage floor in the US and lately San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee has mentioned a consensus measure that he would boost the city’s minimum wage to $15. This wage increase will reach full implementation before similar wage increases will be provided in Seattle. This significant wage increase […]...Birmingham Weekly at Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:59:32 PM
The Flavorful Science Behind Beer and Coffee
By Clair McLafferty • Illustration by Jessica Huffstutler If you’ve never heard of zymurgy , you aren’t alone. But if you’ve ever tasted a beer, you’ve experienced it: Zymurgy is the science of fermentation. For Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, zymurgy is also a passion—and the topic of lectures he presents around the country for the American Chemical Society (ACS).UAB Magazine at Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:17:37 PM
The Buzz About Chikungunya
The Buzz About Chikungunya
How the emerging virus arrived in America—and how UAB will help fight it
By Charles Buchanan • Illustrations by Ron Gamble and Laura Hannah Don’t blame chickens for chikungunya, the virus making headlines for its spread in the United States in 2014. Rather, its winged carriers include mosquitoes and a far more effective disease distributor: air passengers. At the beginning of August 2014, the 50 states were reporting nearly 400 cases of the disease, ...UAB Magazine at Monday, August 04, 2014 3:34:32 PM
Students Discover Birmingham by Writing About It
By Susannah Felts • Photos by Steve Wood The city of Birmingham is an open book for students in one UAB English course. It serves as both subject and setting for their work, which hones their skills for writing about place for different public and academic audiences. And they quickly find that Birmingham’s story has plenty of blank pages for them to fill.UAB Magazine at Monday, July 21, 2014 11:07:00 AM
Garden of Ideas
Garden of Ideas
UAB Becomes a Creative Proving Ground for Sustainability
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood and Julie Price • Infographic by Ron Gamble Julie Price, Ph.D., will admit that her mind has been in the gutter lately. She’s figuring out how to funnel the abundant rain that falls upon UAB and repurpose it for watering campus green spaces. “It doesn’t make sense to spend time and money to clean water for drinking and then throw it out on the lawn,” says Pr...UAB Magazine at Monday, July 07, 2014 3:30:32 PM
Interstate 65 north: Traffic flow resumes after Green Springs crash
Right lane has been reopened as of 7:35 a.m.
ALDOT camera image of traffic along Interstate 65 northbound between Montgomery Highway and Alford Avenue at 8:34 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014. Major delays continue from a wreck which has closed all but one lane at Green Springs Avenue. Contributed photo / ALDOT
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A crash between an 18-wheeler, a garbage truck and an SUV quickly turned Interstate 65's Mond...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, June 30, 2014 6:44:44 AM
Interstate 20/59: ALDOT to begin median barrier installation Monday
Barriers will go in an area where two fatal median crossover crashes have happened this year.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to begin a project Monday night to extend the concrete median barrier and add cable rail barriers along Interstate 20/59 west of downtown.
The area has been the scene of two fatal median crossover crashes this year.
The most recent wreck occurred May 29 when a wes...Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, June 27, 2014 5:57:31 PM
Interstate 20 west: Truck overturns, spills lumber
As of 11 a.m., one lane is open along the I-20 westbound ramp to I-59 south.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An 18-wheeler overturned along the Interstate 20 westbound ramp to Interstate 59 Friday morning, spilling lumber and closing the ramp for a few hours.
10:58 a.m.: The left lane is now open along the ramp to Interstate 59, according to police.
10:37 a.m.: The truck is upright. Cleanup and removal continues.
8:32 a.m.: Pol...Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, June 27, 2014 8:11:35 AM